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Culture : Museums



Mapjitka.zamrzlova@nmt.czhttp://www.ntm.czNarodni technicke muzeum
Adress: Kostelní 42

Praha 7
Phone: 0420 2 20 39 92 42
Fax: +420 233 37 18 01


Mapinfo@praha-vysehrad.czhttp://www.praha-vysehrad.czNarodni kulturni pamatka Vysehrad
Adress: V pevnosti 159/5b

Praha 2
Phone: +420 241 410 348
Fax: +420 241 410 247
Open daily 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.


MapThe Museum of the City of Prague
Adress: Na poříčí 52

Praha 2
Phone: 2422 3179
(open: Tues.,-Sun., 10.00-18.00) A nice look at the development of Prague with a famous model of the old part of the City. Much of it is concerned with artifacts and decorations of the various periods.


MapThe Museum of Aviation
Adress: Mladoboleslavská - letiště Kbely

Praha 9
Phone: 2020 7504
(open: Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun., 09.30-18.00). A huge number of flying machines on display, both indoors and outside. Also other fighting machines such as tanks.


MapThe Wax Museum
Adress: 28. října, Můstek

Praha 1
Open daily 10.00-20.00, here it costs 99 Kc for adults and 49 Kc for children. I say 'Museums' because there are actually two of them within walking distance of each other. Like all Wax Museums, the collections in both are mixtures of very passable copies of famous figures (with an obvious lean to those of this part of the world) and embarrasingly awful ones that you have no hope of recognising. My children loved them.


MapMuzeum Prahy
Adress: Kožná 1

Praha 1
Phone: 2422 3696


MapSt. George's Monastery
Adress: Jiřské náměstí 33 (v areálu hradu)

Praha 1
Very good collection of Gothic bits and pieces. Plus an exhibition of other, early Czech paintings and sculptures.


MapMuseum of Czech Music
Adress: Novotného lávka 1

Praha 1


MapThe Sternberg Palace
Adress: Hradčanské náměstí 15

Praha 1
Phone: 2051 4599
This is actually a large national gallery exhibiting mainly C19 C20 French paintings. A few other European works also on show.


Pamatnik narodniho odboje
Adress: U památníku 2

Praha 3
Phone: 2020 4926, 2020 4933


MapThe Gallery of the City of Prague
Adress: Staroměstské náměstí - Staroměstská radnice

Praha 1
Changing exhibits, but mainly photographic.


MapPodskalska Custom House
Adress: Rašínovo nábřeží

Praha 2
open: Wed. Thu., 10.00-12.30, 13.30-18.00) This located by the river for the reason that it houses a history of the steam engine and its uses for navigation. The building has been a centre for sailers and boatmen in general for many years.


MapThe National Museum
Adress: Václavské náměstí 68

Praha 1
Phone: 2421 4537


Strahov Library Museum
Adress: Strahovské nádvoří 1

Praha 1 - Hradčany
Impressive display of ancient manuscripts and Bibles. All perfectly preserved.


MapKomensky Museum
Adress: Valdštejnské náměstí

Praha 1
(open: Tues.- Sat., 10.00-18.00). Comenius is a reasonably famous name in the West. (Even I had heard of him). He dedicated his life to the development of education techniques for children. His ideas were very advanced and still provide a basis for many pedagogical methods used today.


MapBertramka (Mozartovo) muzeum
Adress: Mozartova 169 Praha 5

Praha 5
Phone: 551 483, 532 426
Open daily 9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.


MapThe Toy Museum
Adress: Jiřská ulice (Pražský hrad)

Praha 1
A clever idea, this one. When the children are whining about having seen too much culture in the castle and surrounding grounds you can bribe them off with a trip here. There is a large and well presented selection of toys from the entire history of the art of keeping children happily occupied. I feel I could learn some lessons from the ancients in this exhibition.


MapNaprstek Museum (Asian, American and African Culture)
Adress: Betlemské náměstí 1

Praha 1
Phone: 2421 4537
(open: 09.00-12.00, 12.45-16.30). Why anyone would want to travel to Prague from North America to see a museum about Red Indian culture is beyond me. But maybe it is good for a particularly rainy day.


MapThe Museum of Czech History
Adress: Jiřská 1 - Lobkovický palác

Praha 1
Phone: 537 306
(open: Tues.-Sun. 09.00-16.30). This is really an insight into the development of the Czech Republic. An interesting display.


MapPostovni muzeum
Adress: Nové mlýny 2

Praha 1
Phone: +420 222 312 060
Fax: +420 222 311 930
Display of the classic post marks of Europe, occasional exhibitions.


MapCzech Museum of Fine Arts
Adress: Husova 19-21

Praha 1
Mainly contemporary exhibitions of paintings. Changes regularly.


MapJewish Museum in Prague
Adress: U Starého Hřbitova 3a

Praha 1
Phone: +420 222 317 191
Fax: +420 222 317 181


MapThe Police Museum
Adress: Ke Karlovu 1

Praha 2
Phone: 2413 5707, 298 940


Zbraslav Chateau
Adress: Zbraslav

Praha
&This is a Cistercian monastery situated in the village of Zbraslav, about 11 kms outside Prague. It is another large depository of Czech history, with many C19 and C20 sculptures. The gardens are spectacular and make a superb venue for a summer's day picnic.


MapMuseum of Decorative Arts
Adress: 17. listopadu 2

Praha 1
Phone: 2481 1241
(open: Tues.-Sun., 10.00-18.00). Could be a great museum as they have great stores of Art Deco in store somewhere. Unfortunately, for reasons best known to themselves, there is only a little on show. Therefore it is not desperately impressive. A fair bit of glass.


MapThe Museum of Military Resistance
Adress: Hradčanské náměstí 2

Praha 1
(Open: Tu., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun., 09.30-18.00). The Czechs are famous for their resistance to invading forces (and unfortunately they have had a lot of practice). This museum is primarily to show how the Czech resistance operated during the Second World War.


MapThe Wax Museums
Adress: Národní třída 25

Praha 1
Open daily 10.00-20.00, a family ticket of two adults and two children costs 250 Kc.) I say 'Museums' because there are actually two of them within walking distance of each other. Like all Wax Museums, the collections in both are mixtures of very passable copies of famous figures (with an obvious lean to those of this part of the world) and embarrasingly awful ones that you have no hope of recognising. My children loved them.